Saturday, September 19, 2009
Suzhou Museum 苏州博物馆
Spent a few hours at Suzhou museum this morning. Not bad! Actually above my expectations. Suzhou museum was designed by Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, and I have to say it sported a truly fresh and modern interior. It is a museum of ancient Chinese art, ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphies, and hand-made crafts as well as some modern art. I personally enjoyed the art the most, which made me think that next time I go to Shanghai I have to go and visit the art district again, I haven’t been there since 2006.
Anyways, here’s a sneak peek from the museum:
Porcelain pillow -yikes!
Silk wadded dress, from the Yuan dynasty, 1271-1368.
Veeeery old shoes... also from the Yuan dynasty, 1271-1368.